• Neurosurgery

    Treatment for Brain, Spinal Disorders

  • The Neurosurgery Department at United Hospital System diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders affecting the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and the brain’s vascular system.

    You might need to see a neurosurgeon for conditions such as hemorrhages, hydrocephalus, trauma or injury to the head or spinal cord, herniated discs, infections or tumors.

    Our expertise includes brain surgery for:

    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Chiari malformation
    • Arteriovenous malformation
    • Brain tumor
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intracranial hemorrhage
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Aneurysm clipping
    • Craniotomy
    • Cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhage

    Spinal surgery for:

    • Disc herniation
    • Low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy
    • Lumbar stenosis
    • Neck pain and cervical radiculopathy
    • Spinal tumors
    • Cervical discectomy and arthrodesis
    • Lumbar discectomy
    • Lumbar laminectomy
    • Spinal fusion

    And endovascular surgery for:

    • Carotid stenosis
    • Stroke, brain attack or cerebrovascular accident
    • Aneurysm coiling
    • Intra-arterial thrombolysis
    • Neuroendovascular treatments
    • Cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • 3D Biplane Imaging Technology

      United Hospital System provides the highest standard of neuroendovascular surgery with state-of-the-art angiography-biplane imaging technology and experienced neuro interventionists. The 3D biplane technology greatly expands treatment capabilities for stroke, aneurysm and other life-threatening neurovascular conditions by allowing enhanced, 3D visualization of the brain. This technology produces sharp, continuous snapshots inside the blood vessel, enabling the specialist to maneuver a catheter through the arteries of the neck or brain.

    • Dr. Arvind Ahuja

      Dr. Ahuja, a practicing neurosurgeon since 1995, leads the Neurosurgery Department. Dr. Ahuja has managed over 10,000 cases, making him one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in southeastern Wisconsin. Dr. Ahuja employs the Maximum Access Surgery approach to lumbar fusion, which reduces the dissection of muscle, decreases blood loss and hastens recovery. The ability to use both surgery and endovascular treatments enables Dr. Ahuja to take the optimal path for the treatment of aneurysms, minimizing hospital stays and decreasing recovery time.

      Learn more about Dr. Ahuja